Sunday, February 23, 2014

Adriatic Skyways to launch out of Dubrovnik

Adriatic Skyways plans services to Mostar and Zagreb

The newest airline in Croatia’s sky, Adriatic Skyways, has announced plans to operate flights out of Dubrovnik this summer. The airline, which hopes to inaugurate services in April, plans to launch flights to Mostar and Zagreb as well as several other European cities. The announcement came after the CEO of Adriatic Skyways, Berry van Eeuwijk, met with the mayor of Dubrovnik where the two sides discussed potential cooperation. The mayor explained the city’s policy on subsidies for the aviation sector. The two sides will meet again where an agreement on subsidising some of Adriatic Skyways’ flights will be made. The city has already purchased up to 50.000 tickets from Croatia Airlines for travel this summer, which it will then sell at reduced prices through travel agents.

Adriatic Skyways plans to launch flights this summer season with Fokker 50 and Fokker 100 aircraft. The new airline has joined forces with the Dutch carrier Denim Air whose aircraft will operate on behalf of Adriatic Skyways. The new carrier will utilise the Dutch airline’s air operator’s certificate (AOC), allowing it to inaugurate flights more easily and bypass additional bureaucratic procedures in Croatia. Adriatic Skyways will operate a mix of both scheduled and charter flights. “Adriatic Skyways has been established to promote and develop airline traffic from the Balkan region”, Mr. Eeuwijk says.

With Croatia’s entry into the European Union last summer, a flurry of new airlines have announced plans to open up bases across the country including Air Croatia, Libertas Air, Adriatic Skyways and a new, yet to be named, carrier which intends to base itself in Zadar. In addition, Ryanair opened up its own base in the city last year. For airlines registered within the EU, operating flights from Croatia to other EU countries has become less expensive since they are now considered as domestic services, in turn reducing taxes.

39 comments:

  1. Is it a low cost carrier, because the livery gives that impression? Terrible livery it is

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  2. Is this the final one? looks like photoshop on a xy plane.

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    1. it is a photoshop,

      Also, Denim doesn't own any Foker 100, they've got a fleet of 4 Fokker 50 and 4 Emb 190.

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  3. OT. I've seen gate A4A and A4B appear on BEG's website. It's mostly used by Wizzair. Can anyone shed some information about what it is?

    PS. Smooth skies Adriatic Skyways ;)

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    1. Seen it also for the BH Airlines flight to Sarajevo. Maybe a bus position? But which gate do they use?

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    2. Here is your answer (with photos): BEG got two new bus gates:

      http://www.aviokarta.net/vesti/2303-otvoreni-prvi-bus-gejtovi-na-beogradskom-aerodromu/

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  4. Wait, they plan on offering flights from Mostar or do they intend on flying from Dubrovnik to Mostar?

    I think these guys will do fine, especially since they are backed by an airline with a lot of experience in summer charter operations. I have more faith in this airline than in Air Croatia or whatever they are called. Let's hope they stick around during the winter season as well. I am sure they could operate a few flights here and there.

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    1. From Dubrovnik to Mostar. BTW that Air Croatia B767 everyone was talking about is not really leased. They just pasted the Air Croatia logo on the youtube video.

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    2. dubrovnik - mostar????? pretpostavljam banja luka-sipovo, takodje. zezate se,zar ne?

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  5. Why someone will fly from DBV to OMO, when by car bis only 1:30hrs?? I think they want to fly some Medjugorje charters to/from Mostar, or ZAG-OMO-ZAG service.

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    1. It's actually more than 2h from Dubrovnik to Mostar but never mind :)
      I agree that they should start ZAG-OMO-ZAG, but then again people heading for Medjugorje could also have a stopover in Dubrovnik, provided it is not too long.

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    2. As far as I understand flights would be ZAG-OMO-DBV-ZAG and ZAG-DBV-OMO-ZAG.

      And that is more than stupid. ZAG-DBV with one stop? Who will fly that if alternative is 4-5 nonstop flights every day! Stop makes cost bigger. At least 4.000 EUR per flight (double airport costs, more fuel for detour, more fuel for one more landing). Leg of some 60 km? There would be no passengers as Dubrovnik-Mostar is just 1,5 hours by car.

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  6. Summer season starts in a month! I do not believe that they will do it, but I wish them all the best!

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  7. I think that they will launch Mostar-Dubrovnik-Zagreb service. But - summer season is here, there is not some deeper and serious info about company, so, I dont see them so confident but I wish them all the best. Somebody should stop OUs oligarhy.

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  8. Will they also be flying from Amsterdam .As there is a market because Croatia Airlines closed their sales there.Great move Croatia Airlines Ceo Mr.Kucko you are champion in business NOT. don't people see he's not capable for the job .

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    1. KLM will be flying from Zagreb to Amsterdam...

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    2. Of course they do, this is why the government wants to privatize OU, they don't want that crook running Croatian national airline. USKOK is already doing their investigations in to OU's operations and Kucko.

      If USKOK finds anyhting irregular, KUCKO will find himself in Remetinac in no time, sharing same cell with his pals Vidosevic and Sanader.

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    3. I hope he goes to jail for a long long time!

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    4. Just a hint they should try to contact his ex staff in Amsterdam and Zurich they must know about his skeletons in the closet sorry I mean warehouse

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    5. Is that the reason why the last man in AMS had to leave?

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  9. What about the new airline to Dubrovnik there is a market for in the Netherlands as Croatia Airlines is losing it's market share .Has they only know to invest in flights to Brussels with very low load factor and still they have focus for Brussels many airlines the size of OU only 1st per day OU fly 2x you don't need to be rocket scientist to see that this management has no business plan to save OU .

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  10. OT
    What happened to JU's A319 today? It was scheduled on the BEG-FRA route, but returned to BEG, and replacement B737 was sent

    JU 330/EY 6024
    FRANKFURT 12:00 12:00 C1 Airbus A319 Airborne at 12:16
    JU 330A
    FRANKFURT 12:00 14:30 A8 Boeing 737-300 Airborne at 14:53

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    1. JU 330A
      FRANKFURT 13:15 13:10 B5 Airbus A319 Landed at 13:17

      http://www.beg.aero/passengers/flights.239.html?flightId=254621

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    2. There was a technical problem with the A319 obviously

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    3. Yes, the cockpit window cracked mid-air. If this happened on the way back it would be ok but according to regulations the flight had to return.

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  11. just came across this good video on the youtube, Korean Air landing at Zagreb

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nyJEsgvU2M


    and taxiing

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCMfzUSAOb8

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  12. For those who are interested, both Air Serbia flights to Moscow and Larnaca departed completely full tonight. Larnaca had about 30 to 40 Russian passengers who connected in Belgrade on their way to Cyprus from Moscow.

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    1. Nemjee, where did you hear that? That sounds good. This will be a very good summer. I can't wait until the A320s arrive!

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    2. A family member of mine flew last night but I also work for Air Serbia. :)

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    3. Nice! Now, let's start talking about the yields?
      Or are we talking about something similar to SVO-BEG-VIE-BEG-SVO for 119 EUR all taxes included?

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    4. Wow Nemjee I didn't know you worked for my favorite airline.

      I am currently training to become a pilot in the United States. Is there any possible way I could email you some questions?

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    5. I purposely checked some routes today and from what I remember:

      Bucharest: 50/66
      Ljubljana: 66/66
      Zurich (afternoon): 4/114
      Podgorica (afternoon): 6/96
      Sabiha: 42/125
      Sarajevo: 44/125 (4 were from JA)
      Vienna: 47/66

      Rome was full as well but I don't remember the exact number, it might have been 119.

      I also checked Stockholm and Skopje but I forgot the loads. Athens and Thessaloniki were not that great, around 65 or 95 passengers. I checked them this morning. However, Thessaloniki usually does really well.

      The €119 fare from Vienna to Moscow via Belgrade is not the norm, it was a promotional, one off, fare. Yields are not that great which is to be expected. The whole point was to attract more and more passengers which could experience the product. Since Air Serbia's product is very good it is likely that they will consider flying on them again in the future.

      Aleksandre, I sent you a message, hope you received it.

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    6. @Nemje
      Wow, thanks for this info. At first I thought that you mistyped ZRH data, but seems not. Probably was much better on return. If you could post that, it would give a much better picture.

      People who chose JU because of the promo fare will choose the lowest cost option next time they fly. They don't care about service, as long as it gets them from point A to point B. If people cared about service and not about price, we would not have Ryanair and Wizzair in European skies today :)

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    7. Oh, I am sorry for not being more clear. There were 4 passengers in business class and 114 in economy. In other words, economy class was 100% full.
      Same thing for Podgorica. There were 6 passengers in business class and 96 in economy class.

      I actually think people, or at least some people, do care about the level of service. If that was not so then all airline would have dropped their customer service/experience to the levels of Ryanair and Wizz Air. :)

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    8. I'm glad to see some new destinations performing well (Bucharest and Ljubljana). I'm wondering if the Bucharest pax are mostly transiting? I doubt there is much O&D on that route, but who knows.

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    9. When it comes to Bucharest, 90% of the passengers are transit ones.

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    10. Wow, that's great number. If Air Serbia can just get in and get such loads that market is either underserved or those that fly lack good connetions.

      Don't know that market at all but I'm wondering if some other airports could work like Cluj or Timisoara.

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    11. I think we will have to see how Budapest performs before Air Serbia launches secondary regional cities. In my opinion, the next two destinations they should consider launching are Tirana and Zagreb.
      This summer will be interesting to follow. According to Belgrade airport, February growth will be even more spectacular than the January one. They have also predicted that they will surpass the 200.000 passenger mark this month. It seems that in the first two months of the year BEG will handle around 500.000 passengers, not bad.

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    12. How is JU going to fly to all these new ATR destinations like Budapest, Sofia, and Varna? Won't that make the fleet have a rather high utilization?

      This summer will be very busy at BEG. August will be extreme at the airport. I don't even know where they will find gates for all those flights.

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